Carey Pickard has served the nonprofit community for more than 25 years, working with a wide range of organizations across the sectors of conservation and environment, history and culture, visual and performing arts, education, human services, and neighborhood revitalization.
Before joining The Compass Group in 2005, Carey served as director and chief executive officer of the Tubman African American Museum in Macon, Georgia for more than 12 years. Under his leadership, the Museum grew from a small grassroots organization into one of the largest cultural institutions in Georgia. In addition to his senior staff positions, Carey’s volunteer and trustee roles underscore his nonprofit leadership. He is a board member of the Ocmulgee National Park and Preserve Initiative, McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University, and serves on the board of advisors for the Henry Green Center at the Georgia Museum of Art. Carey is also a member of the Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority.
Carey has previously served as a panelist for the Georgia Council for the Arts and past chair of the Arts Roundtable of Macon. He completed board tenures for the Booker T. Washington Center, Cannonball House and Museum, Cherry Blossom Festival, Center for Racial Understanding, Douglass Theatre, Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries, Georgia Equality, Historic Macon Foundation, Macon Arts Alliance, Macon-Bibb County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Macon Council on World Affairs, Macon Symphony Orchestra, Museum of Arts and Sciences (board chair), NewTown Macon, Regional Youth Development Center, and the Rotary Club of Macon.
Carey has held advisory board positions for the American Federation for the Arts Directors Forum and served as a delegate to the White House Conference on Travel and Tourism.
Carey earned a Bachelor’s degree from Davidson College.